Mid City Micro-Con: Welcome to Wakanda

Don’t miss the first-ever East Baton Rouge Parish Library micro-con! Our very first in-house convention will feature comics creators, artists, and professional cosplayers based everywhere from right here in Baton Rouge to – well, all over the country. We’ll have everything from panels on diversity in media, to documentary screenings, to art workshops, and more! Want to dress up like your favorite character? Come in full costume and compete in our cosplay contest! Want to meet some of Louisiana’s best comics artists? Check out the Comics and Arts Market!

The very first Mid City Micro-Con will happen on Saturday, February 10th, from 10 AM-5 PM. This year’s theme is “Welcome to Wakanda,” so if you’ve already got your tickets to Black Panther, there’s no better place to get ready for the February 15th release date. Come be super with us!

Beneath the Weight: Free Workshops to End Stress Eating

Don’t miss the second session of Beneath the Weight, tomorrow at the Main Library on Goodwood! Participants can get in touch with what is happening in their minds when overeating, become mindful eaters, and design and implement their own long-lasting healthy eating lifestyles. The second and third sessions will be held January 13th and January 20th, both from 9:30 AM – 12 PM. Registration is available online.

Happy New Year!

Fireworks viewed from the roof of the Baton Rouge River Center Library, 1993.

Happy New Year, East Baton Rouge Parish! The library is closed today, but will reopen tomorrow at all branches for regular hours.

In the meantime, the Digital Library (and the Digital Archive, where this great picture of 1993 fireworks over the Mississippi was found) are always open! You just need a library card.

We’re proud to be your local library, and we look forward to making this year even better than the last! Here’s to a fabulous 2018!

Red Stick Revelry

You can celebrate Our Fair City all of this New Year’s Eve with Red Stick Rising and Red Stick Revelry!

Red Stick Rising, a great event for kids and parents, will happen during the day from 11 AM-1 PM in the North Boulevard Town Square. The Arts Council will run hands-on print-making, face-painting, and (non-permanent) tattooing activities. You and your kids can listen to champion fiddler James Linden Hogg while you watch the dedication of the Bicentennial Plaque, take in Mayor Sharon Weston Broome’s Bicentennial Proclamation, and enjoy a dance performance by Of Living Color. We’ll sing Auld Lang Syne count up to the raising of the Red Stick, which will stay raised until midnight.

Come back at 9:00 PM for Red Stick Revelry, a New Years Eve party like no other (because it happens right here in Baton Rouge, of course). Phat Hat will play in Galvez Plaza until the new year. It’s an experience you won’t want to miss, so come on out and meet 2018 in our very own 200-year old Baton Rouge!

Find more details online (including a special VIP package!), and don’t forget to check out the Facebook page.

Happy (almost) New Year!

Fight the Winter Blues with Wonder Woman

Winter blues getting you down? Take a break from the holiday season hustle to watch Diana of Themyscira just kind of win everything for a few hours. It’ll be screened next Tuesday, December 19th, at the Greenwell Springs Road Regional Branch, from 6-8 PM.

Want even more Wonder Woman after that? Check out the new novel Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo, or pick up a Wonder Woman graphic novel, for more about the Princess of Themyscira.